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Italian Meatballs stacked on a plate for serving.
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4.43 from 19 votes

Italian Style Meatballs

Delicious and easy to make, these Italian Style Meatballs will be your new favorite recipe. 
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 240kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs KETO - use panko or almond flour
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper


  • Heat oven to 350
  • Add meat, breadcrumbs (or Keto substitute), eggs, salt, pepper, parsley, and cheese to a medium bowl. Mix well. 
  • Make larger than golf ball sized balls and keep them loosely packed. Toss them back and forth in your hands to help them form and keep them from packing to tightly.
  • Place in a muffin tin for easier cooking, and turn them 15 minutes in to the 30 minute cook time. 
  • TIP: Replace the breadcrumbs with Panko or Almond Flour to make this recipe KETO friendly. 


  1. The secret to cooking evenly is by LIGHTLY packing the meatballs. I do this by tossing them back and forth in my hands from left to right, right to left. Don't pack tightly or they will cook unevenly. 
  2. For easy cleanup, bake the meatballs in a muffin tin. 
  3. For extra flavor, you can also grill these meatballs on the grill before adding them to any spaghetti or favorite dishes. 
  4. Serve with your favorite marinara or serve naked without sauce.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 184mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.5mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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